What has surprised me the most is the general publics acceptance of this car.
I've owned a 360 Modena, 360 Spider, F430 coupe, Gallardo. They all get the attention, but a lot of that attention is negative, the attention this gets is mostly positive, people in Skodas honking with their thumbs up with a massive grin on their face, walking towards the car when it's parked to have every walk of life stopping and admiring it.
I think people have a connection with the brand more than the so called for lack of a better word "elitist" brands.
Just an interesting observation from my experience.
Also yesterday I drove past two different Ferrari TDF's, and I was the only 4C around.
what an interesting observation, i couldn't agree more!
Ferrari's ,lambo's Porsches etc etc I think are all seen as ostentatious displays of wealth, where as an Alfa seems to communicate that you just love cars and driving...they have a charm and warmth the others seem to lack.
have had a couple of porkers in my time and the w#nker factor is evident, my neighbour has an Audi R8 which he lets me drive on occasion and once again the response from the public is one of negativity more than anything else.
however in my GTV V6 lots of smiles , waves thumbs up, people at garages saying how lovely it is, and kids just love the shape of the car, it's a crowd pleaser... and enthusiasts respect the Busso, the Pininfarina design and the heritage.
something for everyone.
a point worth making is most ''non enthusiasts'' thinks its worth around 4 times more than it is so although its not in the financial territory of the 4C its not perceived as ''cheap''
in that respect I can only conclude its loved because its an Alfa!
congratulations on your 4C, I wish you well with it..!
I plan to get one next and am watching the prices with interest, as I would also have to consider the cost of widening the garage.
(the joys of living in quirky grade 2 listed property)